‘The Croods: A New Age’ Director Joel Crawford And Kelly Marie Tran On How The Film’s Prehistoric Story Is Fit For Current Times – Contenders Film

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Director Joel Crawford And Kelly Marie Tran On How The Film’s Prehistoric Story Is Fit For Current Times – Contenders Film
It took seven years for a sequel to come to fruition from DreamWorks Animation for its 2013 hit The Croods, but as it turns out the timing was just right. The coronavirus pandemic not only impacted the production process for the follow-up The Croods: A New Age, it also actually wound up giving it more gravitas and relevance.

In this iteration the prehistoric family led by Grug (Nicolas Cage), a pack that lives closely together in isolation comes upon a more modern version of caveman, the Betterman family, and a sharp divide between the two families is clearly apparent. Joel Crawford, a Dwa animator making his directorial debut, took that idea and ran with it; the result is not only a purely entertaining ‘toon but also one that may remind you of The Flintstones in some ways, though it takes things to a whole new level.

Actress Kelly Marie Tran, who plays the Bettermans’ daughter Dawn,
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